Biden To Speak On Anniversary Of COVID Shutdown In First Primetime National Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - FEBRUARY 27: President Joe Biden address the Nation on his push for a new coronavirus relief package from the Rosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 2020. NYTVIRUS
President Joe Biden addresses the nation about the new coronavirus relief package from the Rosevelt Room of the White House on February 27, 2021. (Photo by Samuel Corum-Pool/Getty Images)
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March 11, 2021 8:58 a.m.
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President Joe Biden is slated to give a national address at the White House on Thursday evening observing the one-year anniversary of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden will give the speech at 8 PM ET, according to the White House’s schedule, marking his first presidential primetime address.

“It’s a speech about where we’ve been, where we are and where we can be,” senior White House adviser Anita Dunn told the Washington Post. “And I think it will speak to the shared experience of this country over the last year.”

Besides reflecting on the shutdown, Biden is expected to tout his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that has now successfully passed in both chambers of Congress, according to the Post and the Associated Press. The President will sign the bill on Friday.

March 11 last year was when then-President Donald Trump announced the U.S. ban on travel from Europe in an error-ridden speech.

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